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King Crimson


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Frankie Flowers
4 stars In The Wake Of Poseidon is often too overlooked! I never had a problem with this album being in a similar mold to "In The Court Of The Crimson King". Well at least the first half of the album is. Luckily, King Crimson changed their musical direction slightly after this and constantly continued to do so. As for the music here, it's powerful and dark. "Pictures Of A City" is the first main track and the dynamic tempo changes are excellent . I have always loved Michael Giles' drumming style, but his playing is even more special and inspiring on this album. Gordan Haskell steps in on vocals for "Cadence and Cascade", which is a mezmerisingly delicate jazzy piece. His soft voice seems to suit the song perfectly. And the title track is just glorious with its atmospheric mellotrons reminiscent of "Epitaph" but it is a really great piece. "Cat Food" is quite an odd one, though quite amusing. It features some mad piano playing courtesy of Keith Tippett. This provides a taster for the kind of sounds that appear on the following album "Lizard". "The Devil's Triangle" is my least favourite piece on this album but I still like it. It's a very dark and complex instrumental. This is an immensely enjoyable album in all, gently brushing a four star rating.
Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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